(Stock Photo) Don Claps of Brighton, Colorado (not pictured) recently broke the Guinness World Record for "Most Cartwheels in One Hour."
Colorado Man Breaks Guinness World Record for Most Cartwheels in One Hour
SEPTEMBER 14, 2006By Happynews Staff A national TV audience watched live as Don Claps, who held the existing record with a mesmerizing count of 1,076, smashed his previous mark by more than 200 cartwheels, setting a new record of 1,293. Also on hand were wife Cindy and daughter Tia, who acts as his coach.Last week, 21-year-old Patrick Bertoletti successfully broke the Guinness World Record for Most Ice Cream Eaten in 30 Seconds. The local Chicagoan shattered the previous record of 9.3 ounces by devouring 13.4 ounces of cold vanilla goodness.On the Thursday, Sept. 14 show, Kenneth Lee of West Orange, NJ, will wield his trusty samurai sword as he tries to slash the mark for Most Apples Cut in the Air by a Sword in One Minute (current record: 21). In a special bonus, the top five drivers in NASCAR's Chase for the Nextel Cup -- Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch (already a Guinness World Record holder for Youngest Driver to Win a NASCAR Race) -- will get in on the action: attempting to break the record for Most Custard Pies Thrown in One Minute. Their targets? Hosts Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa, "Live" Executive Producer Michael Gelman, "Live" Executive in Charge of Production Art Moore and a special surprise guest.And finally, on Friday, two daring souls will attempt to spin their way into Guinness World Record history: Oklahoma City teenager Alicia Clifton will try to perform the Most Consecutive Pirouettes (current record: 36), and Tim Ferriss of San Jose, Calif., will attempt the record for Most Tango Spins Performed in One Minute with his partner Alicia Monti (current record: 27)."Live's Guinness World Record Breaker Week" commemorates the release of Guinness World Records 2007 edition, the annual best-seller which is currently in stores.